Training | for the better

HospiceWits provides care to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and their families facing life-limiting illness. This is done with the aim of achieving the best quality of life for the patient.

Our desire is to be involved with the patient from the moment of diagnosis, offering love, comfort and emotional support and care to them and their family.

Through our Training and Education, we offer courses for professionals and the general public, such as the Grief, Loss and Bereavement Course, or a one-week Introduction to Palliative Care, as well as various other courses.

For registration forms and more information, please email us at training@hospicewits.co.za

Professional health care workshops

  • 5-Day Palliative Care Induction and Orientation Course

    R3500.00

    An informative 5-day course for Interdisciplinary Team Health Care Professional Nurses focusing on a multi-disciplinary/holistic approach to Palliative Care. On completion, a certificate will be issued.

    • Introduction to Palliative Care
    • Communication skills
    • Breaking bad news
    • Ethics
    • Genograms
    • Pain and symptom control
    • Psychosocial and spiritual care
    • The dying process
  • 10 Week Ancillary Health Care Palliative Course

    R4000.00 / Advanced Course R4500.00

    This course will enable the learner to be competent in the following aspects of home care:

    • General hygiene in the home.
    • Bed bathing, bed making and making sure the patient is comfortable at all time.
    • Mouth care and proper cleaning procedures.
    • Prevention of bedsores by regular massage of body parts and changing positions.
    • Temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure (BP).
    • Basic Nutrition and education to family members about what to feed the patient.
    • Care of the dying, preparation of the family and patients, unfinished matters.
    • HIV/AIDS and TB
    • Basic anatomy and physiology.
    • Professional communication as opposed to social communication.
    • Patient rights and dignity.
    • How to cope with a Dementia patient in the home.
    • Assessments and tests will be written and a certificate will be issued on completion.
  • Anticipated Grief, Loss and Bereavement Course

    Adults R1800.00 | Children R2000.00

    This 2.5 Day Course for people with basic counselling or support skills. Course objectives:

    • To Increase knowledge and understanding of grief, loss and bereavement.
    • To develop insight into grief through the ages.
    • To learn new and creative ways of supporting the bereaved.
    • To develop new insights and skills for grief and bereavement support.
    • Enhanced self-awareness.
  • 10-Day Community Home Based Care Palliative Introduction Course

    R4000.00

    This course is designed to enhance skills:

    General hygiene in the home.

    Bed bathing, bed making and making sure the patient is comfortable at all time.

    Mouth care and proper cleaning procedures.

    Prevention of bedsores by regular massage of body parts and changing positions.

    Temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure (BP).

    Basic Nutrition and education to family members about what to feed the patient.

    Care of the dying, preparation of the family and patients, unfinished matters.

    Professional communication as opposed to social communication.

    Patient rights and dignity.

    Assessments and tests will be written and a certificate will be issued on completion.

  • 2 Week Children in Distress; Introduction Course in Trauma Lay Counselling Course

    R3000.00

    This course will assist in:

    Identifying a child in distress and providing a supportive process and appropriate referral to health care professionals through lay counselling.

  • 2 Week Managing families affected by Children in trauma through lay counselling course

    R3000.00

    Family or primary care giver caring for children in distress, trauma lay counselling.

  • 2-Day Care for the Care Givers Course - applied theoretical Work place Skills Development (with bonus personalised practical portfolio of evidence toolkit)

    R2500.00

    This course will equip senior care givers in providing direct supportive care to care givers in the community with self care, mindfulness, good supportive counselling offering a bonus toolkit of a personalized practical portfolio of evidence!

  • Dementia Courses

    Dementia Basic Carer Skills Development Course: R1500.00

    Dementia Diagnosis, Treatment and Advanced Care Planning Course: R2000.00

    Advanced Pain Management and relevant pharmacological opioid prescribing: R2000.00

    Dementia Advanced Care Planning for the Elderly GLBT Community: R2000.00

  • QCTO Accredited NQF L2 Assisted Home Based Personal Carer Qualification (70 credits) SAQA ID 104779

    6 Months Full-Time Training; Practicals and Work Skills Placement.
    Entry requirements for this level:
    Grade 7 or ABET learner qualification in NQF L1

  • QCTO Accredited NQF L3 Home Based Personal Carer Qualification (135 credits) SAQA ID 104792

    12 Months Full-Time Training; Practicals and Work Skills Placement.
    Entry requirements for this level:
    Matric with English and Maths (Core or Lit.)

For registration forms and more information, please email us at training@hospicewits.co.za